COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (35mm)

Part of our AI Amok: Killer Computers of the 1970s series, also featuring DEMON SEED and a WESTWORLD/FUTUREWORLD double feature. Get individual tickets, or check out the full lineup and grab a COMPUPASS here.

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1970’s COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT preys on cold war fears, as the electronic brainchild of Charles Forbin – a huge underground computer complex named COLOSSUS – becomes sentient and connects (electronically, of course) with a similar Soviet-built supercomputer. Together, the computers share information, learn from each other, and launch a bid for worldwide control as humankind becomes increasingly helpless at the hands of these electronic masters. But COLOSSUS isn’t just a calculated precautionary tale; it has stunning widescreen cinematography, a sly, clever wit, and a strangely sexy subplot between Eric Braeden and Susan Clark. Never released on American home video, DVD or Blu-ray except in a heavily cut-down pan and scan version, fans of COLOSSUS have usually been those who have been able to catch the film on increasingly rare laserdiscs and 16mm prints. We bring COLOSSUS to you in 35mm Cinemascope.

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100m, USA, 35mm

 

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